Vote Early and Vote at CPCC

Early voting locations open in Mecklenburg County on Thursday, Oct. 23. This year, the Facilities Services Building at Central Campus, 1325 East 7th Street, is an early voting site. Weekday and weekend hours are offered. Here is the early voting schedule.
Thurs., Oct. 23 and Fri., Oct. 24    8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 25                                    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 26                                   1 to 4 p.m.
Mon., Oct 27 to Fri., Oct. 31           8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 1                                     10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Remember, this year’s Mecklenburg County ballot will include a sales tax referendum. The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners voted to put a proposal for a quarter-cent (1/4 of a penny) sales tax increase on the 2014 elections ballot. If voters approve the measure, it will generate approximately $35 million a year in additional revenue for Mecklenburg County.
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County commissioners will direct 80 percent of the revenue generated by the sales tax increase to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 7.5 percent to Central Piedmont Community College, 7.5 percent to the Arts & Science Council, and 5 percent to the county’s public libraries. This would bring approximately $2.7 million a year to CPCC in additional funding. The college will use the extra funds to enhance the salaries of faculty and staff members and add positions in areas of need, such as academic counselors.
This significant increase in county funding will strengthen CPCC’s ability to hire and retain the best faculty and staff members, helping the college serve its students and the community even better.
In addition to the CPCC’s Central Campus, there are 20 other early voting sites in Mecklenburg County. See the Board of Elections website – http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/os_sites/OSVotingSiteList.aspx?County=MECKLENBURG&Election=11/04/2014 – for locations and hours of operation.

City to Close Kings Drive Oct. 21

The City of Charlotte has announced Kings Drive will be closed between 4th Street and 7th Street starting Oct. 21, and remain closed for several weeks, to install trolley car tracks at the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue and Kings. Construction Map

This closure will have a major impact on vehicular traffic on and around Central Campus. The map below shows the traffic flow during the construction project.

The construction project will force students and employees to plan accordingly. Getting in and out of Central Campus parking areas likely will take more time.

To view a larger version, please click here

During construction, only one lane of Elizabeth Ave. will remain open for HANDICAPPED AND DROP-OFF TRAFFIC ONLY.

How will this work? Only the westbound lane of Elizabeth will be open from Charlottetowne Ave., to Pease Lane, at which point all traffic will be directed right onto Pease Lane, connecting drivers to N. Kings Drive and then E. 7th St.

CATS service will not be interrupted; however, the CATS bus stop near Central High and the Overcash Building will be unavailable.

Students: Please leave early to allow for any traffic delays during this time. An updated Central Campus map will be posted on the CPCC website just prior to Oct. 18, and will remain up until Kings Drive reopens.

 

Temporary Loss of Access to the NC LIVE Website and NC LIVE Resources on Sept. 4

NC LIVE staff will perform overnight website and server maintenance early on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, between midnight and 1 a.m.

Remote users may temporarily lose access to the NC LIVE website and NC LIVE resources during this time. We expect to have all services running normally by 1 a.m., September 4.

Patrons who attempt to login remotely while maintenance is being performed will see an error message. Those patrons will need to clear their web browser’s cache, close the browser, and try again following the completion of the maintenance.

We’ll post any information and updates throughout the process in our Library Staff blog: http://nclive.org/librarystaff

We apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for your patience while we work to improve NC LIVE web services. Please notify the NC LIVE Help Desk if you have any questions.

Alert: Robbery incidents on Central Campus

From Security & Emergency Management:

This afternoon, at approximately 2:45 p.m. a student was the victim of an attempted robbery in Student Parking Deck 2 on Central Campus. The student was not injured and was able to get away from the suspect, who fled on foot.

At 3 p.m., a suspect fitting the same description robbed a student in Student Parking Deck 3. The suspect showed a handgun and took a book bag from the student, who was not injured in the incident.

CMPD and College Security are now interviewing a man believed to be the suspect in both incidents. Witnesses described the suspect as a tall white male, wearing all black clothing.

Officers are investigating both incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 704.334.1600 or College Security at 704.330.6632

Cato Campus Grier Road Entrance Will be Closed for at Least Seven Weeks

CPCC Cato Campus

CPCC Cato Campus

The Grier Road entrance to CPCC’s Cato Campus will be closed from Jan. 23 to approximately March 16 for a sidewalk and road repair project. During this time, Cato Campus will be accessible only from the west-bound lanes of East W.T. Harris Boulevard. Students, employees and visitors should expect traffic delays during peak times.

The project will include the replacement of failing underground storm water piping and constructing a new pedestrian sidewalk from Grier Road to the main entrance of Cato I. It’s necessary to do the work now to prevent a dangerous sinkhole from forming.

Charlotte CATS buses #3 and #29 will continue to stop on Grier Road, with the campus accessible via the stairs at the corner of Grier and W.T. Harris. Campus security will offer shuttle assistance as needed for bus riders who cannot navigate the stairs.

CPCC urges students, employees and visitors to plan their trips to Cato with the Grier Road entrance project in mind. With the campus having only one entrance/exit for several weeks, traffic delays should be anticipated. In addition, drivers should take extra care turning onto W.T. Harris Blvd.

The college appreciates everyone’s cooperation and patience while the Cato-Grier Rd. project is completed. Once the work is done, the Grier Road entrance will be safer and have a much needed and requested pedestrian sidewalk.